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Take a Look at a Decade of Milestones

Every superhero has an origin story and Orbit is no exception. Drop by B&N to find out how Orbit launched in the US!

Ten years later, we’ve had quite the adventure! Thank you for joining us on this wild ride, and cheers to many more years to come! To celebrate the milestone, we’ve made a selection of titles available for just $2.99 in the US for a limited time.  Pick them up today before the birthday candles blow out!

 

MEET THE WITCHER

Season of Storms, the newest novel in Andrzej Sapkowski’s international bestselling Witcher series that inspired the hit video games, is launching Spring 2018 – get a first look at the spectacular cover below.

Praise for the Witcher series:

“Like Miéville and Gaiman, Sapkowski takes the old and make it new.”
Foundation

A breath of fresh air in a well-worn genre. Don’t miss it!”
Fantasy Book Review

“A hodgepodge of fantasy, intellectual discourse, and dry humor. Recommended.”
Time

”One of the best and most interesting fantasy series I’ve ever read…. Sapkowski is a genuine stylist.”
Nerds of a Feather

The universe of Sapkowski’s The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy, offering endless opportunities for fresh ideas….this is the sort of series fantasy fans will cherish.”
B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Season of Storms cover illustration: © CD PROJEKT S.A.

Season of Storms cover design: Lauren Panepinto

 

Assassin Week Competition Terms & Conditions

Assasin Selfie

Let your inner assassin out for #AssassinWeek! Share an #AssassinSelfie for your chance to win a signed limited edition Anderida hardback of RJ Barker’s truly epic debut novel AGE OF ASSASSINS!
From Brent Weeks’ master assassin Durzo Blint, to Ezio of Assassin’s Creed, we know assassins love a hooded cloak. So take a selfie in yours for a chance to win! Hoodies and bathrobes make acceptable/hilarious substitutes. No real weapons please!

Terms & Conditions:

  1. This is a prize draw for a signed limited edition Anderida hardback of Age of Assassins. To enter, please share a picture of yourself dressed like an assassin with Orbit Books using #AssassinSelfie and tagging @OrbitBooks on Twitter.
  2. The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by RJ Barker, whose decision will be final.
  3. The winner may see their entry posted on the Orbit Books (hereinafter the ’Company’) website and on other websites and social media accounts.
  4. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
  5. The prize draw opens at 12:01 am BST on 31st July 2017 and closes at 11:59 pm BST on Sunday 6th August. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.
  6. The prize draw is open to anyone aged 16 or over in the United Kingdom except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families. If the winner is under 18 years of age, the winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize.
  7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
  8. By submitting your entry, you agree and warrant that (i) your entry is your own original work; (ii) nothing in your entry is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right or in any way a breach of another’s right; (iii) any music used in your entry is original to you or you have written permission from the owner. We reserve the right to ask for the permission before any prize is distributed. Any entry in breach of this clause will be disqualified from participating in the competition and from winning any prize.
  9. By entering the competition, you hereby grant to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide and for all languages, licence to copy, adapt, edit, distribute, publish, sublicense, and in any and all other ways use your entry for any purpose, in any manner and in all media now known or hereinafter devised. Furthermore, you waive all moral rights whatsoever in your entry. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company is under no obligation to make any use of your entry and the Company shall make no payment to you for any use of your entry.
  10. We reserve the right to use all the submissions received on our website, our Facebook pages and on our other social networking sites. We will try to include the name of the entrant but this may not always be possible.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.
  13. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice. No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.
  14. The winner’s name will be published on the Orbit Twitter on Monday 7th August.
  15. The Company will make available the name and county of the winner to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  16. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group. It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions. You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news.
  17. By entering the prize draw you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  18. This competition is being organised by Little, Brown Book Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  19. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Orbit at SDCC 2017!

For those of you attending San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, we hope you’ll swing by the booth (#1116) to say hello AND relieve us of some awesome con swag we’ve brought with us.

Here’s what we and our authors will be doing during Comic-Con.

Thursday, July 20

1:30 PM: “Sixty Seconds with SFF Authors,” Horton Grand Theatre (Gail Carriger, Mira Grant, and Sam Sykes)

8:30 PM: “SF and Fantasy Book Trivia with Orbit,” Room 4: That’s right! Join the Orbit Team for a night of fun, games, AND FREE BOOKS if you get a trivia question right!

Friday, July 21

7:30 PM: “Alien Civilizations,” Room 8 (Gail Carriger)

Saturday, July 22

10:00 AM: “Space… the Final Escape,” Room 7AB (James S. A. Corey)

12:00 PM James S.A. Corey Autographing, AA05

3:o0 PM: James S.A. Corey in Conversation with Mythbusters’s Adam Savage, at The Expanse Escape the Room (450 2nd Avenue)

Sunday, July 23

10:00 AM: “Spotlight on Gail Carriger,” Room 4

12:30 PM: “Fantasy Literature,” Room 8 (Gail Carriger and Mira Grant)

Meet Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead . . .

There’s a new fantasy character in town and it’s time for you to meet her!

Dr Greta Helsing is a talented and well-respected physician with a highly specialised – and highly peculiar – medical practice in London’s Harley Street.

If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Greta is a descendent of the vampire hunter Professor Abraham Van Helsing. Luckily for her, family relations with the undead have improved since the nineteenth century and Greta now spends her days carrying on her father’s legacy by treating London’s supernatural community for a host of ills, such as vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights and entropy in mummies.

We managed to grab a few minutes with the busy doctor for a quick interview. You can read it here.

Greta Helsing

 

If you want to find out more about Greta’s adventures in medicine and  mystery, STRANGE PRACTICE (US/UK/ANZ) is hitting shops next week! You can read the first chapter here.

Strange Practice

‘A darkly delicious adventure featuring a quirky new heroine. Strange Practice breathes new life into the undead’ James Bennett, author of Chasing Embers

Greta is a refreshing urban fantasy heroine, strong and smart and utterly normal, despite her chosen profession.’ Booklist

Strange Practice surprises and delights . . . But the greatest elements of the book are the characters. They shine’ Bookbag

An excellent adventure’ Fran Wilde

‘What a splendid adventure this is – Dr Greta Helsing is a brilliant character’ Espresso Coco

‘An exceptional and delightful debut’ Elizabeth Bear

‘Readers will look forward to more of Greta’s adventures. An imaginative, delightfully droll debut’ Kirkus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orbit US is Hiring

We’re looking for a Marketing and Publicity Associate to join our US team in New York. Visit the HBG job board for details!

Cover Launch: BEYOND THE EMPIRE by K. B. Wagers

If you want a heroine as rebellious as Han Solo, as brilliant as Leia, and as capable as Rey—look no further than Hail Bristol, the star of the Indranan War trilogy by K. B. Wagers. She’s back in BEYOND THE EMPIRE, the adrenaline-fueled, explosive conclusion to the series, and where the stakes for Hail’s whole empire are higher than ever before.

Here’s a sneak preview of the cover, designed by the fabulous Lauren Panepinto!

Beyond the Empire

Gunrunner-turned-Empress Hail Bristol was dragged back to her home planet to take her rightful place in the palace. Her sisters and parents have been murdered, and the Indranan Empire is reeling from both treasonous plots and foreign invasion.

Now, on the run from enemies on all fronts, Hail must fight a full-scale war for her throne and her people, even as she struggles with the immense weight of the duties thrust upon her. With the aid of a motley crew of allies old and new—from smugglers to soldiers to alien medics—she returns home to face off against the murderer who has taken aim at everything and everyone she loves. Untangling a legacy of lies and restoring peace to Indrana will require an empress’s wrath and a gunrunner’s justice.

Credits:
Design by Lauren Panepinto
Photos by Arcangel Images and Shutterstock

SOUL OF THE WORLD by David Mealing is available now!

“An impressive fantasy debut by Mealing with three main compelling characters
and a unique magic system sure to capture a fantasy reader’s attention.”
— RT Book Reviews

“Strong characters and rich worldbuilding.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A story of magic, ambition, greed, betrayal, and war.”
— Booklist

David Mealing’s SOUL OF THE WORLD released this week in print, digital, and audio formats. If you love rich world-building, complex magic systems, and high-stakes battles you’re going to love SOUL OF THE WORLD and the Ascension Cycle. Read the first chapter now, or start your journey by checking out the map of the Sarresant colonies illustrated by Tim Paul.


The Saressant Colonies - David MealingClick to Enlarge
New Sarresant - David MealingClick to Enlarge

Welcome to the 21st Century. Please don’t feed the natives….

 THE TOURIST, Robert Dickinson’s speculative thriller across time and space, is available now in paperback!

Time travel can certainly be confusing, but don’t worry. Unlike our missing tourist from the novel, we won’t leave you behind. We’ve created a helpful guide to navigate the sudden twists and shocking u-turns of this intriguing story.

Click to enlarge.

Enjoy! But proceed with caution…the future can be dangerous.

“A rare treat: a time travel tale that brings something new to the subgenre….A wry social commentary and an uneasy tale of escalating paranoia.” Guardian

THE FUTURE IS ALREADY WRITTEN.

“As fresh and compelling as it is high concept….Immensely enjoyable.” SFX****

THE FUTURE HAS ALREADY HAPPENED.

“Welcome to the 21st Century. Please don’t feed the natives….Echoes of Bradbury and Orwell, in the service of a crackerjack conspiracy plot; a seductively intriguing work of speculative fiction.” Kirkus

TIME TRAVEL IS CONFUSING.

“Leaps of time, identity, and chronology create a dark, chillingly claustrophobic atmosphere.” Publishers Weekly

PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

WHO WILL SOLVE THE PUZZLE OF THE TOURIST?

 

Cover Launch: SHADOWBORN by David Dalglish

Bree and Kael Skyborn’s rebellion is coming to its action-packed end, and we can’t wait for you to read it! While you wait impatiently for the final book in the SERAPHIM trilogy to come out in November 2017, feast your eyes on this fantastic cover for SHADOWBORN, designed by Lauren Panepinto & Kirk Benshoff and with illustration by Tommy Arnold.

David Dalglish

The epic conclusion to USA Today bestseller David Dalglish’s Seraphim Series.

What started as a small rebellion has grown to all-out war, with the four minor islands uniting under the call for independence. But Kael Skyborn no longer trusts the mysterious leader of their rebellion, nor his disciples.

Bree Skyborn is the Phoenix of Weshern and the face of the rebellion. But when the enemy captures Kael, Bree no longer cares about the war or the call for independence. All that matters is rescuing her brother and putting a stop to the violence for once and for all.

Both sides hold secrets that could be their undoing.

Read the full Seraphim trilogy today with:

Book 1: Skyborn (US | UK | ANZ)

Book 2: Fireborn (US | UK | ANZ)

Book 3: Shadowborn (US | UK | ANZ)

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